Global action against dementia

Second Global Dementia Legacy Event
Co-hosted by Canada-France
Harnessing the power of discoveries:
Maximizing academia-industry synergies

September 11-12, 2014, Ottawa, Canada

Summary Report

Dementia affects more than 35 million people worldwide, a number that is expected to almost double every 20 years.

Global action is needed if we are to find effective solutions!

Ignited by discussions held at the recent G8 Summit on Dementia in London, Canada and France are co-hosting one of four legacy events. The event will explore how to take advantage of the synergies between industry and academia, and help release the power of discoveries.

"As a leader in dementia research, Canada is proud to be hosting this important global event in collaboration with France in the spirit of continuous international collaboration and knowledge exchange. It is encouraging to see all the sectors coming together at an international level to harness the best research, innovation and partnerships to address the health and economic challenges of these devastating diseases and to help people living with dementia, their families and caregivers."

Rona Ambrose
Minister of Health

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